[ buhm-pee ]
/ ˈbʌm pi /
adjective, bump·i·er, bump·i·est.
of uneven surface; full of bumps: a bumpy road.
full of jolts: a bumpy ride.
causing jolts: Bumpy air shook the airplane.
having many difficulties or failures; full of ups and downs: He had a rather bumpy career before he settled down in his present job.
Related formsbump·i·ly, adverbbump·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bumpy
/ (ˈbʌmpɪ) /
adjective bumpier or bumpiest
having an uneven surfacea bumpy road
full of jolts; rougha bumpy flight
Derived Formsbumpily, adverbbumpiness, noun
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